Delodephius wrote:Is it racism if I find people of the Mongoloid race unattractive?
linguoboy wrote:Delodephius wrote:Is it racism if I find people of the Mongoloid race unattractive?
Depends what definition of "racism" you're using. Strictly speaking, any categorical statement about an entire "race" of people could be termed "racist", but most people reserve this term for discrimination based on race (institutional or otherwise). For this reason, I've heard the alternative "racialist" for "generalising based on racial categories, but not necessarily in a discriminatory way".
Personally, I find such statements odd. I find, for instance, South Asians attractive much more of the time than East Asians, but this is a matter of relative proportion rather than categorical exclusion. Some of the most beautiful men and women I've ever seen are "of the Mongoloid race".
Delodephius wrote:From where I come we use Mongoloid when referring to the race. I don't know which is the most appropriate term in English.
ILuvEire wrote:While we're talking about this, I would like to mention that I think South Asians (this is India, right?) are beautiful!
ILuvEire wrote:Indian women are ten times more attractive than any anorexic Hollywood starlet.
kaenif wrote:China isn't that bad.
linguoboy wrote:Moreover, the notion that "race" corresponds to any kind of objectively-determined biological reality is also fairly quaint as well. Nowadays it's generally accepted that racial categories are primarily if not solely social constructs.
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